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Terminal 21 Mall in Bangkok

As the name suggests, Terminal 21 sounds like another airport-themed spot. True to it’s name, it is an airport-themed shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

How to Get to Terminal 21

There are 3 Terminal 21 malls in Thailand: Bangkok, Korat, and Pattaya. The “Terminal 21” in reference is the first Terminal 21 and it is in Bangkok. It is at Soi Sukhumvit 21, by the Asoke intersection, in Watthana District of Bangkok. Hence, the number “21”. Then, the name “Terminal 21” is meant to represent the concept that each retail floor represents different touristic cities.

This Terminal 21 in Bangkok is linked to BTS Skytrain and MRT with a skywalk, at Asok Station and Sukhumvit Station.

Terminal 21

Each floor is decorated based on touristic cities and locations around the world. At each escalator there’s a arch showing your arrival and departure city.

From Istanbul at Level 3, we can either depart up to San Francisco or depart back down to Paris.

Let’s depart up to San Francisco on Level 4.

Above San Francisco is the food court: Pier 21.

At Pier 21 is where you’ll come across the famous red San Francisco bridge.

Let’s depart down to London. Before our arrival at London on Level 2.

Spot the red London bus #21 on the Piccadilly Circus stopping at Camden Town, Covent Garden, and Bond Street.

In the Underground at 1/1 Street, Charing Cross station, and the rest room.

Pointing you around London in the Terminal.

Let’s depart for Tokyo on Level 1. Then upon arrival at Tokyo.

Let’s depart for Paris on Level M. Then upon our arrival at Paris.

Let’s depart for Rome on Level G.

Let’s depart for the Caribbeans on Level LG.

Bonus: this Terminal 21 in Bangkok has the longest escalators in Thailand, up to 36 meters long.

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Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok Thailand

One of the top 10 malls to visit in Bangkok, Thailand is Asiatique The Riverfront. It is a large open-air mall by a river.

Modeled after Bangkok’s four major trade districts, Asiatique weaves together all the essential elements that define what Bangkok was, as well as redefine what it is and what it will become in the near future.

If you started your day at Chatuchak Market, you might want to end your day at Asiatique.

How to Get to Asiatique

Asiatique The Riverfront as it’s name states, is along the Chao Phraya River.

To get to Asiatique by public transport, the nearest train station is Saphan Taksin Station. From the station, go down to Sathorn Pier. From there, you can take the free shuttle boat and ferry to Asiatique in 10 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take Grab, or drive and park at the parking lots next to and opposite Asiatique.

Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique operates as an open-air night market from 3pm till midnight daily. It features 1,500 shops and stalls and 40 restaurants.

Asiatique is divided into four sections called districts:

  1. Chareonkrung District
  2. Town Square District
  3. Factory District
  4. Waterfront District

Chareonkrung District is named after Charoen Krung Road. It contains performing venues for shows and live performances, as well as shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs. 

Town Square District blends Thai and Western ways of life, featuring foreign restaurants and sports bars. 

Factory District is the area that focuses on trendy fashions, a hip dining scene, and shops selling all kinds of design products from clothing to gadgets. 

Waterfront District is along the Chao Phraya River with several riverside restaurants and a large event space used for concerts, festivals and New Year celebrations. At 300 metres (980 ft) long, it is claimed to be Bangkok’s longest waterfront promenade. Asiatique Sky, the tallest Ferris wheel in Bangkok at 60 metres (200 ft) can be found at the Waterfront District.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

How to start the weekend in Bangkok? For us, it was the second day (Saturday) of our holiday in Bangkok. And after a fulfilling buffet the previous night at Baiyoke Sky Hotel, we needed to burn some calories. 

How to Get to Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market is on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok.

In addition to taking Grab or taxi around Bangkok, you can also ride the train, and get off at Kamphaeng Phet MRT station on the MRT blue line or the Saphan Khwai on the BTS Sukhumvit Line.

There are 3 entrances:

  • Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road
  • Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road
  • Phahonyothin Road

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The market spans about 35 acres with more than 15,000 stalls and 11,000 vendors, divided into 27 sections. In Chatuchak Market, you can find many different kinds of goods, including antique collections, accessories, thai instruments, books, teen clothing and accessories, used clothing and shoes, arts, paintings, carvings, spas, incenses, handcrafts, artificial flowers, clothing accessories, shoes, postcard souvenirs, pets, tablewares, ceramics, silver and home decorations, dried food, clothing, hiking equipments and leather, silk, photo frames, handicrafts, miscellaneous, and others.

Below are photos of Chatuchak Market in 2018. Sharing memories and recommendations of my 2018 holiday in Bangkok with ya’ll. Even though photos are dated (old) but the content are relevant.

Grab a quick bite before starting the self-walking tour in the market.

Most parts of the market have sheltered walkways, so you can shop under protection from the sun and the rain. In the covered sections, you can find stalls that sell flowers, spices, clothes, and more.

Not to be missed for the gram is the clock tower in the middle of Chatuchak Market.

After a long walk around the market, it’s time to cool down from the heat. Why not end the journey with coconut ice cream!

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Sky Dining Buffet in Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok

Baiyoke Sky Hotel – Thailand’s tallest hotel, soaring 88 stories above Bangkok. Enjoy dynamic and panoramic views of Pratunam and Bangkok.

How to Get to Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Baiyoke Sky Hotel is just a 3 minutes walk from Ratchapraprop train station on the Airport City Line. If you’re touching down at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, take the train on this line to the Ratchapraprop station.

From the ground floor of the building, take the elevator to the main lobby lounge on the 18th floor. The elevators are split into low zone and high zone.

To go to the 69th and 75th to 83rd floor, you’ve to use the Sky Zone Elevators. The Sky Zone Elevators go to the 69 Seafood Buffet, Baiyoke Floating Market, Bangkok Sky Restaurant, Observation Deck, Stella Palace, Bangkok Balcony, Crystal Grill, the Roof Top Bar, and Revolving View Point.

Sky Dining Buffet at Bangkok Sky Restaurant

The Sky Dining Buffet is at Bangkok Sky Restaurant on the 76th floor. Enjoy an extensive buffet of seafood, Thai dishes, sushi, salads, pizza, pasta, cheese, and desserts in the sky.

From where we were dining, we could see Novotel, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Platinum Fashion Mall and Bangkok.

Book with Klook to enjoy Sky Dining Buffet and Observation Deck Admission.

Observation Deck and Revolving Roof Deck

Then go up one floor to the Observation Deck on the 77th floor – arguably the best place to view the Bangkok skyline. There’s a chart ranking of the world’s tallest buildings. Baiyoke Tower II where Baiyoke Sky Hotel is, is the 48th tallest building in the world at 304 meters high.

Continue up by taking the elevator up to the Revolving Roof Deck on the 84th floor. The deck is a external metal plate which moves very slowly clockwise. The motion makes a loud mechanical noise in the background. Nevertheless, marvel in the 360-degree view of Bangkok from the revolving view point.

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